The holidays are looming on the horizon, and with them lots of opportunities for moms and teachers to make fun and educational kids crafts with their little ones. You’ll be needing to stock up on materials for Thanksgiving turkey decorations, Christmas ornaments and more. Hygloss Products has a huge selection of arts and crafts supplies, […]
‘Tis the season to start thinking about all the things we’re thankful for. I love having this discussion with my own children as well as with my students. They all have such diverse answers to the question “What are you thankful for?”. From the down-to-earth (food to eat, my mommy) to the childish (ice cream, […]
When we think of Halloween, we think of candy, trick-or-treating, and fun. We also think of scary things like goblins, ghosts, ghouls, skeletons, vampires, and more. But for young children, any costume, even a cute or funny one, can be scary. Costumes make everyone and everything look unfamiliar, and make loved ones unrecognizable so children don’t know where to turn. Children also often (dare I say, usually?) refuse to wear the costumes that their parents so carefully selected or made for them.
When my kids come home from school with a project and the features on a face are in the wrong places, it makes me grin from ear to ear because I know their teacher let them make this kids craft all by themselves. She didn’t help them or “fix it” for them, and they did […]
Since we’re good law abiding citizens in our classroom, and we want to encourage such behavior in our children, my preschool lesson plan for September 17 will include commemorating Constitution Day/Citizenship Day. With the help of the Center for Civic Education and the American Flag Paper Craft Kit from Hygloss Products, it’s a real cinch, and a lot of fun.